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Last Updated: March 12, 2008

I'm still apologizing to those of you whose books I have, and have had for over a year. The 2007 year was absolutely horrible. It took me a long time to get over my paternal grandfather's death as we were very close and it was very sudden. I've lived with my paternal grandparents for 2 years, and my grandmother and I had a lot of healing to do. Only 6 months later, my maternal grandfather passed away. And within 3 weeks my paternal grandmother was in the hospital. So... in that time I didn't spend much of it reading. The books that I've already finished will be sent on their way shortly. Others will be read soon, or passed on without reading.

Again I'm sorry I held them long past their due.

If you want to trade, feel to PM me for anything that is listed as AVB or TBR.

If you want to know what books I'm looking for go to My Wish List Thanks to cliff1976!!!

Also visit: Wren's Crossing If you ever wonder why you're part of the site, read the RABCK Round-Up. Touching stories of kindness! And look at all the cute pets while you are there :).

I've come to love the relay site! Take a look and pass on a book!

Currently Reading:

On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin - 249 pgs.
Notes from a small Island by Bill Bryson -
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - read-along- 1386 pgs.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - 936 pgs.
Stiff by Mary Roach (audio) - 304 pgs.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (audio) - 400 pgs.

Ratings list stolen from other BookCrossers:


10: Excellent. This book has impacted me deeply, or has simply been a pure delight to read.
9: Great book - just a nitpick stands between it and a 10.
8: Good, solid book that I would recommend to others.
7: Good book, but it didn't grab me in a big way.
6: Decent, but not my type of book.
5: Maybe somebody else would like this. I didn't.
4: Only OK. Barely worth reading. The line between taking it and leaving it is very thin.
2-3: Has major problems. I don't recommend it.
1: It's hard to imagine anyone liking this book.


If I have a bookring/ray it will always be at the top so I can get it moving quickly.

Mt. TBR (in alphabetical order - and only those with a BCID):
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Black Wine by Candas Jane Dorsey
Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Diamond Throne by David Eddings
Forests of the Heart by Charles de Lint
Homebody by Orson Scott Card
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
How to be Good by Nick Hornby
Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells
Lucy by Ellen Feldman
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Robin Hood by Henry Gilbert
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
Sick Puppy by Carl Hiassen
The Amber Room by Steve Berry
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Diamond Throne by David Eddings
The Garden by Elsie V. Aidinoff
The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
The French Executioner by C.C. Humphreys
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Magic Recluce by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
The Moses Riddle by Hunt Kingsbury
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Towers of Sunset by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
Wheel of the Infinite by Martha Wells

My 2007 Reading goal - 50 books

What I've Read in 2007:
1.The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost
2.Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen
3.Jesse by Gary Soto
4.A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

BookRings/Rays I've Received:

The Alchemist's Daughter by Katherine Mcmahon finished
Cookbook Box received 6/29
A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve received 7/5
Girl With the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier finished 11/3
Codex by Lev Grossman finished, 12/6
On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin received 10/28
The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost finished 1/13
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey received, 11/28
Notes from a small Island by Bill Bryson received, 11/30
No Facts, Just Fiction Bookbox Got IT!! replacing books :)
First Sentences Virtual Mysteries Bookbox books chosen, waiting on response to send PM's

BookRings/Rays I've Signed Up For:
The Secret History
The Boleyn Inheritance
Hundred Years of Solitude
God of Small Things
Son of a Witch
Reading Lolita in Tehran

Rings/Rays I've started:

My first ray ended a short while ago, after roughly a year and a half of travel. It made it all the way through, and is resting comfortably in the UK - for now!

Debating on what to try sending out next... any suggestions?

Enjoy your next read,

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